FOUR Weeks before Moving
- Arrange and confirm your house removal date as far in advance as possible.
- Arrange a home survey with your nearest Bravo Removals’s Move office to get an accurate removals quote.
- Prepare a list of fixtures you are leaving in the house.
THREE Weeks before Moving
- Sort out the contents of your garage. We can help with storage of this if required.
- Start to clear the loft/attic, unless we have agreed to do this for you.
- Inform medical services (doctors, dentist, vets) of your move if you are moving away from the area.
Two Weeks before Moving
- Start to dismantle self-assembly furniture, unless we have agreed to do this for you.
- Arrange for professional disconnection of kitchen appliances, including the washing machine to ensure securing of the drum.
- Read your gas, electricity, telephone and water meters and inform these services of your move.
- Start running down freezers so they are empty when you move.
- Empty sheds, greenhouses, etc, and check garden equipment is ready to move. It can help to drain fuel from lawnmowers.
- Start to remove any fixtures that you are taking with you.
- Fabrics that you are placing into store should be given an anti-moth treatment
- If you are moving in or out of a block of flats, arrange to have use of the manual override key or priority use of the lift.
The DAY before Moving Home
- Have TV aerials or satellite dishes taken down if they are part of the move.
- Disconnect any light fittings you are taking.
- Seal packets and tighten jars of food.
- Defrost the refrigerator and freezer. If you do not intend to empty the freezer, please read our earlier advice
- Chests of drawers may be left full depending on the make of your furniture
- Set aside an area marked “DO NOT MOVE” for coats, handbags, kettle, snacks, tools and cleaning materials
- Arrange separate transportation for any dangerous substances.
- The removals crew may arrive to start packing your belongings, if you have opted for this service.
- Keep your valuables (documents & jewelry) safe and carry them personally with you to your new home.
- Keep you pets calm, and ideally in a separate room, so they do not disappear or get in the way.
- If your possessions are to be stored, remember to retain important items – passport, driving license, etc. Do not put perishable or flammable items into storage.
- Before the removals team departs, check that nothing has been forgotten. Responsibility is yours to see nothing has been moved in error or left behind.
- Ensure that the removals crew have the correct directions to your new house and a phone number to contact you.
- Arrive at your new property, with the keys, before the removal van so they can start to unpack straight away.
- Start unpacking and settling in to your new home!